Voluntary control of the human vestibulo-ocular reflex.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The ability of normal subjects to increase their vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain with an imagined stationary frame of reference was dependent on their strategy and the test conditions. With large amplitude sinusoidal rotation (greater than 50 degrees) subjects could not increase their VOR gain regardless of the strategy used. With small amplitude excursions (less than 50 degrees) they could significantly increase their VOR gain if they used a 'single stripe' strategy. Accompanying this increase in VOR gain was an increase in the phase lead of VOR slow phase velocity relative to head velocity. Apparently the signal used to augment the VOR gain with an imagined stationary surround had phase characteristics similar to those of primary vestibular afferent neurons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baloh, RW; Lyerly, K; Yee, RD; Honrubia, V

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 97 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 6

PubMed ID

  • 6606285

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-6489

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/00016488409130958


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England